Lolly the Trolley (tel. 800/848-0173 or 216/771-4484; www.lollytrolley.com) offers excellent 1- and 2-hour narrated tours aboard a fleet of replica trolley cars; the 1-hour version concentrates on downtown, skipping University Circle and the Lake Erie shoreline. Tours, which leave from the Plain Dealer Pavilion at Nautica on the west bank of the Flats, are offered daily from May to October, on Friday and Saturday only the rest of the year. The fare is $11 or $17 adults, $10 or $16 seniors, and $8 or $12 kids 2 to 17; reservations are required.
Museums -- Paying homage to Holocaust victims and recognizing the achievements of the area's Jewish population is the Milton and Tamar Maltz Jewish Heritage Museum, 2929 Richmond Rd., Beachwood (tel. 216/593-0575; www.maltzjewishmuseum.org). The museum includes interactive exhibits and other displays, as well as traveling exhibitions. It is located next to the Temple-Tifereth Israel, 26000 Shaker Blvd., about a 30-minute drive from downtown Cleveland.
Parks -- In the University Circle section of the city is Rockefeller Park, a 296-acre oasis between Lake Erie and Case Western Reserve University. Take 105th Street, Martin Luther King Jr. Drive, or East Boulevard for easiest park access. In adjoining Wade Park are the Cleveland Museum of Art, the Museum of Natural History, and the Cleveland Botanical Garden.
History buffs will enjoy a stroll or drive through the lovely gardens of Lake View Cemetery, 12316 Euclid Ave. (tel. 216/421-2665; www.lakeviewcemetery.com), where famous sons such as Eliot Ness, John D. Rockefeller, and President James A. Garfield are laid to rest. Nicknamed "Lawnfield," the 225-acre arboretum and still-in-operation cemetery was founded in the 1880s. A focal point of the 1901 Wade Chapel is the glorious Tiffany-designed leaded-glass window "The Flight of Souls."
West of downtown is Edgewater Park, 6700 Memorial Shoreway, at West Boulevard (tel. 216/881-8141), one of the city's best swimming beaches, with bathhouses, concessions, fishing piers, and more. Beach access is free.
Cruises -- Cleveland's largest sightseeing boat is the Goodtime III (tel. 888/916-7447 or 216/861-5110; www.goodtimeiii.com), offering daily trips with buffet meals and live entertainment. The four-deck, 1,000-person luxury ship operates from Cleveland's North Coast Inner Harbor at the East 9th Street Pier, next to the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and the Great Lakes Science Center. Tickets are $15 for adults, $14 for seniors, and $9 for children for the 2-hour, narrated Lake Erie and Cuyahoga River tour. Sunday Brunch cruises start at $32 for adults, while the Saturday-night (adults-only) dinner and dancing cruises start at $49 per person. Other party ships also cruise the harbor, including the Nautica Queen (tel. 800/837-0604 or 216/696-8888; www.nauticaqueen.com). Call for more information -- and plan to book ahead, as these hugely popular cruises regularly sell out in advance.
Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.